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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Scientific Molding

Plastic Residence Time: Calculation and Process

From the specific plastic you are using, your mold, temperature, material density, and the machine itself and its individual parts, there are a number of variables that can make or break the ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding, Community, Internships

PCI Internship Program Offers Bright Future in Plastics

Currently, the plastics industry employs nearly one million workers throughout the United States and is the third-largest manufacturing industry. Nationally, Wisconsin is ranked eighth in plastics ...
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Topic: Technology, Scientific Molding, Injection Molding

Benefits of Dimensional Testing in Plastic Injection Molding

A coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is a device that measures the physical geometrical characteristics of an object, and in our manufacturing application – plastic parts. The device is often used in ...
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Topic: Design, material selection, High Heat Resin, Exotic Resin, High Heat Plastic

Design Tips for Injection Molding with High-Heat or Exotic Resins

Throughout the injection molding process, there are several factors that affect efficiencies and viability of a plastic part. Before production begins, there are important design elements to consider ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Metal to Plastic, material selection, High Heat Resin, Exotic Resin, High Heat Plastic

Key Qualities of High-Heat and Exotic Resins

Resin materials used in plastic injection molding have evolved significantly in recent years as advancements to combining plastics with fillers and reinforcement materials has become more common in ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding, Scientific Molding

Advantages of Scientific Molding Practices

Scientific molding practices are essential to achieving outcomes that deliver faster cycles, higher volumes, and a more efficient injection molding process. Implementing sound scientific principles ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Metal to Plastic, material selection, Resin

Preparing for Injection Molding Resin Selection

Manufacturers use a wide variety of plastics to mold parts incorporated into products and have increasingly begun to replace other materials like bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, and ceramics. Some ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

8 Ways Reshoring Has Advanced U.S. Injection Molding

Near the end of the 20th century, America’s manufacturing dominance began to decline as the result of many global economic changes including new trade agreements, and the rise of low-cost offshore ...
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Topic: Plastic Injection Molding, Metal to Plastic

4 Reasons to Consider Metal to Plastic Conversion

Since the introduction of engineering-grade resins and plastic materials in the 1950s, many parts previously fabricated from metal have been replaced by injection molded parts. On average, companies ...
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Topic: Technology, Plastic Injection Molding

Message from the CEO - Evolution & Future of PCI

While plastic injection molding has evolved over the last decade, Plastic Components Inc. has developed more innovative and specialized processes, as well as embraced new technologies to help our ...
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